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::: mannerism - distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
::: cadence - rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
::: replenish - fill up again
::: coy - shy (flirtatiously); showing a (pretended) lack of self-confidence; modest; coquettish; CF. job offer
::: stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
::: evasive - not frank; trying to hide the truth; eluding; evading; V. evade: avoid (a duty or responsibility) or escape from by deceit
::: tentative - not fully worked out or developed; provisional; experimental; uncertain; hesitant; not definite or positive; Ex. tentative agreement/reply
::: adjoin - be next to
::: intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
::: oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference